Author Topic: Soundproofing aquarium pumps  (Read 3526 times)

Bruce Spears

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Soundproofing aquarium pumps
« on: July 13, 2002, 05:53:30 PM »
I have a 120 gallon saltwater aquarium that utilizes two pumps to both recirculate and filter the water. Both pumps are housed within the tanks stand which is made of oak. The pumps vibration is dampened from the floor of the stand via dense polyurethane foam. They produce acoustical noise however that I would like to block somehow. The rear of the enclosure is open to the drywall wall behind the tank. I'm thinking about lining the interior of the stand with soundproofing material and possibly the drywall across from the opening in the rear of the stand. I can't seal the space due to ventilation needs. The temperature inside would reach temperatures that would increase the aquariums water temp to unhealthy levels for the sensitive fish. Is there a material that can be used on the wall behind that will absorb or am I wasting my time? Any help that someone has would be appreciated.